A new version of Java is being released every six months. The days of giant releases are gone, Java has truly embraced the spirit of agility. Some wonder, what impact will this frequent release have on Java, its quality, adoption, and future development? What intensives do developers and organizations have to keep pace with Java. Should they stay abreast or catch up once in a few years? All good questions and reasonable concerns. To address those we will take a look at the recent changes, the benefits these offer, what exciting things are around the corner, and why we should stay abreast.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats at agiledeveloper dot com or on twitter at @venkat_s.